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Article: Wick Testing Coco Soy / EC26 Wax & CD Wicks

Wick Testing Coco Soy / EC26 Wax & CD Wicks

I'm currently testing Coco Soy / EC26 candle wax with CD candle wicks.  I'm hoping that this will be helpful to some when narrowing down which wicks to use.  Feel free to adjust based on your wax/vessel/fragrance oil combo.  I'm using a vessel that's 3-1/8" inner diameter at the top, so if yours is smaller, you will want to wick down.  It's best to test a couple wick sizes in a few wick series or brands to see what you like the best!  Feel free to reach out to me anytime if you have any questions at all.  I'm here to help. 

About CD Wicks...
Stabilo, formerly knows as CD wicks respectively, the Stabilo wicks are coreless, non-directional, flat braided cotton wicks with a special paper filament woven around them.  This configuration is engineered to promote maximum and consistent capillary action while ensuring a wick trimming flame posture. The Stabilo series is used in many different applications and is especially compatible with the harder to melt viscous vegetable-based waxes.

I'm using a 3-1/8" jar and the wicks I'm using are CD 2 (double wick), CD 3 (double wick), CD 6 (single wick), CD 7 (single wick), and CD 8 (single wick).  I'm using our Cashmere fragrance oil at 9% fragrance load.  I will allow it to cure for 2 weeks before testing them. I will keep you updated! The other items I used when testing are the bowtie wick centering bars and our candle wick trimmers.

If you've found a combination that works for you, please feel free to share your results below.

Results
Wax Type Vessel Size Wicks Fragrance Load Results
EC26 3-1/8" CD 2 (Double Wick) 9% Just started testing, but the melt pool is pretty deep early on.  This vessel may only need 1 wick.  Actually, this one is looking really good.
EC26 3-1/8" CD 3 (Double Wick) 9% Just started testing, but melt pool is too deep and jar temp is too hot.  This is too much wick for this size jar.
EC26 3-1/8" CD 6 (Single Wick) 9% Too soon to say. 
EC26 3-1/8" CD 7 (Single) 9% Too soon to say. 
EC26 3-1/8" CD 8 (Single Wick) 9% Too soon to say. 

3 comments

Hi there,

Have you started testing this batch yet? I just started using EC26 and have been following your updates. Are you able to test HTP wicks also? The HTPs with my CAC was amazing. It seems like wicking between the two are slightly similar.

Brady

Looking forward to exults – no luck single wicking – currently testing with 2 CD3s. I tried 2 CD4s gave amazing hot throw but jar was too hot

Yazmin

I’ll be excited to see what your results are. FOr vessels that size I tend to need much larger cd and cdn wicks personally so far but I’d love to see if a 7 or 8 work for you!

Jennifer M Koch

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